Primary School Airfield Experience

Tour Information

Ticket Price:

€10 per student (€8 DEIS rate)

Length: 2.5hrs

Start Time: 9.30am and 10am

We can work with anytime that suits you. I’d recommend arriving in time to see the milking at 10:30am.

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Tour Details:

We offer a Primary school Airfield Experience: a guided tour of Airfield Estate’s farm and gardens (including break)

The tour will focus on how we produce food on the estate from our organic vegetable garden and using regenerative farming methods. We bring the students to see the milking parlour and explain the pasteurising process which our Jersey milk goes through before it is sent to our restaurant. We will also introduce the students to the other animals we keep on the farm: donkeys, sheep, pigs, and chickens.

We can also include a guided visit to the World of Soil. The World of Soil is our new interactive exhibit, where students can learn about the importance of soil, the threats to healthy soil, and the pledges that we can all take to protect our soil. The brand-new activity zone outside the exhibit offers students a chance to get their hands dirty learning all about soil!

The topics we cover during the tour are seasonality, sustainability, composting and the problem of food waste.

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Here is some more information about Airfield Estate and our tours:

Airfield Estate was the family home of the Overend family. Trevor and Lily Overend purchased Airfield over 120 years ago to give a better, healthier childhood to their daughters Letitia and Naomi. Lily purchased a Jersey cow to provide milk for the family and so started our Jersey herd and the story of producing food from Airfield Estate.

Now, Airfield Estate is the sustainable food hub of Dublin. We continue to produce milk, meat, and eggs from our farm, and fruit and vegetables in our garden. We aim to teach adults and children from all over the country about where food comes from. Food produced in Airfield is used either in our restaurant or in our cooking workshops. We are a mixed farm so we will learn about the animals that produce food for us – sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, cows.

As we also pasteurise and sell our Jersey milk onsite, the students will learn about the process of taking milk from the cow to the stage where it is ready to drink.

We have a certified organic food production garden which supplies our restaurant. Our gardeners grow a wide variety of fruit and veg including heritage varieties. The students will learn about how the gardeners make compost in their large compost production area.

We encourage questions from children, and these will be answered during the tour. We won’t be able to cover all topics in depth in the time we have so please let us know if you had any topics that you would like us to focus on for you. Our focus is on sustainable food production.

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